Arista Networks Platform Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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Karthikeyan Krishnan
Real User
Network Engineer at Applied Materials
Jul 09 2019

What needs improvement?

We really lag on the AC infrastructure where the configuration and the changes make a difference in terms of troubleshooting. The product improves us when we see an expert and L1/L2 engineers for support. We have a dependency there. A simple configuration makes a big difference. It can create more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I advise anyone to invest in a new solution because we do a periodic refresh every three years. For any product we buy, we ensure it is in the warranty and it is the leader in the market. We go through the Gartner studies to understand the leaders in the market. Then, we get the solutions from the… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this product a 6 or 5. The reason is that we are into Cisco for a long time. They have been very good supporters since we began the network environment. For any technology on the education part, for the training and decisions, there are more resources available… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Another option was Aruba Networks.
Denis FERRAND
Real User
Head of EMEA Strategic Alliances at Arrow Electronics, Inc
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

We like that you can think ahead of having all of your networks being software-led. That's the beauty, and everybody wants to do that rather than connecting cables or whatsoever into switches and routers. It's all about the fantastic design… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us save CapEX but I don't know the exact numbers.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a coverage in which we can promote NSX to the SMB, midmarket customer.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight because it's unique to the market. I wouldn't rate it a ten because it still has to be fully stable across the next ten years. It's a newer product, we need more time to see if it'll get to a ten. If… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Arista and VMware.
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. Cisco Nexus and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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